Hardy Kiwi Vine Collection

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Proper pollinators are conveniently included for you, so you won’t miss out on fruit from these hardy kiwi vines. Plus, you’ll receive a discounted price when purchasing collections compared to purchasing the plants individually.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
A relatives grows Kiwi sounded like a good idea for my fence
Daniel M on May 14, 2020
Locally bought varieties were in poor condition
charles c on May 10, 2020
A relatives grows Kiwi sounded like a good idea for my fence
Daniel M on May 14, 2020
Kiwi's in Zone 5? Sign me up!
Michael E on May 11, 2020
Locally bought varieties were in poor condition
charles c on May 10, 2020
I bought a kiwi plant without a pollinator.
Marcia L on Apr 27, 2020
I have a place for some vines and I love getting fruit plants
Sue H on Apr 26, 2020
use in trail feild
Charles S on Jan 15, 2020
Though I'd rather have the fuzzy brown Kiwi, I thought I'd like to give this a try to see if I would like it.
Philip F on Dec 18, 2019
Sounds fun.
Marianne S on Sep 16, 2019
Just finished building a high tunnel greenhouse and have to fill it. Hoping some of the pests won???t be able to get the plant.
Cole G on Aug 8, 2019
I needed a pollinator for the Anna kiwi, and I bought an extra Anna kiwi, so that collection made economical sense.
Julie M on Jul 30, 2019
I love these when I have had them from the farmers market. I hope I have tons of them.
Angela B on Jun 24, 2019
I wanted a vine style plant and wanted to try to grow something new to me
Loran M on Jun 8, 2019
I bought this to grow for my parrot. He loves Kiwi berries!!!
Cynthia M on May 11, 2019
This is a vine that is beneficial to honeybees
CARIN A on Apr 5, 2019
Recently purchased fruit at local market. Never tasted before and found the berries to be delicious. They had great kiwi taste without the fuzz. Worth trying though not ideal for my zone in Florida.
Roberta on Mar 20, 2019
Wanna try something new.
Carl O on Mar 14, 2019
Wanted Kiwi and didn't want to start from seed, will try to be patient enough to wait the possible two years required.
Janice K on Mar 13, 2019
Love gardening and this sounded like it would be a delicious addition to our expanding fruits.
Ellen S on Mar 1, 2019
Cold hardy.
Michael M on Feb 25, 2019
Seems like an interesting and different option for my garden. Hope to use it as a fruit bearing privacy fence.
Ronald B on Jul 12, 2018
I have 6 currently and they do amazing to cover my pergola...much better than the grapes. Fast growing for perfect shade under the pergola.
Heidi P on May 31, 2018
It seemed the most economically efficient way to get a pollinator and another female.
ANN L on Mar 18, 2017
Bought a basket of berries at the grocery store.....WOW!!!! Completely eliminated the mess of skinning a kiwi and DELICIOUS in a salad!
Lisa B on Sep 22, 2016
I have a friend in Southeast MO that has a pair of Kiwi's that are trellised up the North side of her house, and are bearing well now (after the first few years of no fruit). Maybe they finally got some sun, now that they are higher than the house.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
I send this plants to my brother "gift" n he is happy with the plants n I love kiwis my self I recommend them to every body.
JORGE G on Apr 2, 2016
I love kiwi and don't know anyone else in our area who grows them so I wanted to try them.
Stephen E on Mar 24, 2016
had them in the past . grew well good fruit tropical like plant
philip p on Feb 29, 2016
Kiwi's in Zone 5? Sign me up!
Michael E on May 11, 2020
I bought a kiwi plant without a pollinator.
Marcia L on Apr 27, 2020
What is an average yield?
Amy V on May 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: my vines are 2 years old and not producing yet. when I researched before purchase, I found that the average time to yield was appx 5 years for the Anna hardies and appx 100 Lbs. per vine.
If I were to purchase the gallon size hardy kiwi set, when should I expect it to fruit?
Jenn M on Feb 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Our kiwi will typically take 2-3 years after planting, whether in the 4" pot or small gallon container, to reach maturity and bear fruit.
Are both plants in the hardy kiwi vine collection deer resistant?
I M on Apr 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 7, and after 3 years I have seen no evidence of deer damage, though deer are present almost daily in areas of our property. The deer have definitely destroyed other plants (plum tree, nectarine tree, etc..), I have not seen them after the hardy Kiwi. I also have the vine growing on a T-trelice about six feet of the ground (where much of the vines/leaves are located.
are plants mature enough to fruit the first year?
JohnBoy on Jan 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mine did not fruit the first year. I planted these spring of 2018. They grew on my arbor about 4 to 6 feet. It did not flower either. The first few years I plan to pinch the fruit like a fruit tree to establish the plant so it is not spindly.
How big are these hardy kiwi plants when they ship?
Candice R on Mar 9, 2020
Slowly hardened the plant, and then Moved the container to where it will be planted and the leaves turned yellow. It is still in the container. Is that where I went wrong? Did I need to get it in the ground right away? Not sure if it's too late and I need to purchase another plant. The pollinator isn't having any issues. Thanks!
Bobbi B on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't recall my plants yellowing, but they did not really show much life until the weather turned very warm. I also do not recall 'hardening' the plants prior to planting. my pollinator died and Stark sent me a replacement, which appears ok. A late frostiest month killed the first leaves and i feared the plants were dead, but they have come back with new growth. hope to taste my first fruit the end of summer.
is it better to grow now or wait for spring?
JohnBoy on Jan 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would wait until spring. Mine did not winter over well, but they thrived in the summer. I am going to try again as my original kiwi is still not producing fruit and I???d like the pollinator.
Do both the ???pollinator??? and ???fruiting??? vines need equally robust trellises? The videos I???ve seen and Stark Bros only mention training one vine into a Y-shape to allow fruiting on the laterals. Does the pollinator need to be at an equal height since these are ???reportedly??? wind pollinated?
Klewlis on Mar 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have provided equal and overlapping support but after three years have yet to see any fruit.
Can they be frozen to put up in fall, like peaches, pears, apples?
Kim R on Oct 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kim, This is a great question. If properly stored, kiwi's will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months in the freezer. They take up less space if you slice them ahead of time. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Hi. Do I need two to get fruit? And how wide do they get. Thanks
Sue R on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The collection includes two plants, which pollinate one another. They will grow to be up to 8' wide.
I have a space that is about 3 feet by 12 feet in a raised bed. What kiwi berry should I purchase, and how many? It gets partial sun in Southern Maine.
Kirstin P on Mar 9, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Hardy Kiwi vines
I ordered two of the smaller hardy kiwi plants. After they arrived, I planted them in bigger pots with good drainage and excellent soil, and neither plant survived. I normally do not complain or contact companies when I am disappointed, but I did contact Stark Brothers as I was upset that the plants didn't survive and were somewhat costly after shipping and handling was included. The customer service rep informed me that the smaller plants were out and she sent me the larger sized ones instead. They are now in my yard, growing beautifully up a trellis. I wish I could remember the customer service ladies' name as she was very helpful and kind. I appreciate this level of customer service and will order from you again. Thank you.
May 11, 2017
over 5 years ago
Hardy Kiwi
The kiwi that i bought did not do well in my location. My soil is alkaline clay, and the kiwi don't seem to like it. After adding sulfur to the soil to correct the PH, my kiwi are doing a lot better. They also like a lot of nitrogen, so don't forget to feed them.
August 22, 2016
over 6 years ago
They are AWESOME!!!!
When I had a problem, customer service helped me right away. These are back this year and growing like wildfire. They live with strawberries and are so happy it is crazy. I know I won't get fruit yet, but I can already tell they will do well enough to fruit. Thank you for such beautiful plants!
May 18, 2016
over 6 years ago
12 years and still growing
I purchased three Kiwi about 12 years ago. We lived on a quarter acre lot and I planted them in the flower bed, under an Oak. They crawled up the Oak’s overhanging branches. Two years later we moved to our present 2 acre home, and we took the Kiwi with us, temporarily planting it in an open field. By that time we had some sense of its growing potential, so my husband built a solid, heavy-duty trellis 12 feet high, 5 ft long, three feet from the garage. That was ten years ago, and the three plants have completely enveloped the trellis, have wrapped around each other, and appear to have “feelers” reaching ever higher and outward. Every summer we have to prune it back, especially where it is trying to attach itself to the garage and any car parked too close for too long. Concerning the fruit: it is abundant. It is tart, and the skin is leathery. It does taste exactly like Kiwi. I have made pies with it, but people don’t like the skin. My best success is making jam, softening the skins by briefly boiling them, then running it through my tomato mill. The color is somewhat unappealing, so I add a little green food coloring.
January 19, 2019
Young vines....
Ordered 2 small vines last summer. They made it through the winter in Rochester, NY and have already filled in this spring. Still no fruit but we're well on our way.
May 21, 2016
over 6 years ago
Wish these would grow for me!
These little vines have failed twice. I planted them in my raised bed where vegetables grow well. Denver weather might be too erratic for them to get started.
May 21, 2016
over 6 years ago
Hardy Kiwi Vine
The female did very well; it is huge, We had trouble keeping male vines. Took three tries over 3 years to get one to live past transplanting. The Issai survived but is very small. We are hopeful that by next year we will have fruit.
May 23, 2016
over 6 years ago
Resilient plants!
Our hardy kiwis had a hard time because we weren't able to plant them out for a long time, and had to move them twice after planting due to construction. Even so, they came back with a lot of energy this spring, and are looking lush and vigorous. I can't speak to the fruit quality because they haven't fruited yet - but I'm thinking they will this year.
May 20, 2016
over 6 years ago
The kiwi are growing quite well. We live in a frost area so I am very to cover the plants every time frost even looks like a possibility. I have tasted these kiwis at a friend's house and they are delicious.
May 11, 2016
over 6 years ago
Great service
My first kiwi plants died after a few month and I did call Stark brothers and without questioning me they did send me two new plants . It was more than a year ago. The new plants are beautiful and healthy naturally they are too young to produce yet.Thank you Stark brothers for the great service.
May 2, 2019
over 3 years ago